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The Resource L.D.: : Mayor Louis Taylor and the rise of Vancouver, Daniel Francis

L.D.: : Mayor Louis Taylor and the rise of Vancouver, Daniel Francis

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L.D.: : Mayor Louis Taylor and the rise of Vancouver
Title
L.D.:
Title remainder
Mayor Louis Taylor and the rise of Vancouver
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Francis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
LD is the colourful biography of Louis Taylor, the longest-serving mayor in Vancouver's history; he was first elected mayor in 1910, and served off and on until 1934, for a total of eleven years. Taylor's story is also the story of Vancouver in the early decades of the 20th century, a young city experiencing a turbulent adolescence. Louis Taylor, or LD as he was known, arrived in Vancouver from Chicago in 1896 at the age of 39. He got involved in the newspaper business, first as an executive with The Daily Province, then as proprietor of The World, during which time he built the World Tower, which remains one of Vancouver's landmark buildings (now better known as the Sun Tower).He launched his political career in 1902 when he ran successfully for licence commissioner; it was the first of 26 civic elections in which he ran, including 20 for mayor. In his early political life he was considered "the workers' friend" and was opposed by the city's business elite, who portrayed him as corrupt. He also had a reputation for being soft on crime, and was implicated in a 1928 police investigation that lost him an election. But his achievements included the establishment of the airport, a town planning commission, and the water board. His private life, however, was another story, a virtual soap opera that mirrored the ups and downs of his political career; his wife was addicted to opium, and he found himself mired in bigamy and divorce scandals. As Vancouver grew from small frontier town to a major international port city, LD saw the city through the Depression, and in a sense Vancouver grew up under his tutelage. LD: Mayor Louis Taylor and The Rise of Vancouver vividly documents the life of a man who dominated the city for years
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Francis, Daniel
Dewey number
971.1330104092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Taylor, Louis Denison
  • Mayors
  • Vancouver (B.C.)
  • Vancouver (B.C.)
  • Vancouver (B.C.)
Target audience
adult
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L.D.: : Mayor Louis Taylor and the rise of Vancouver, Daniel Francis
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11859361
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781551523262
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11859361
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11859361
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
L.D.: : Mayor Louis Taylor and the rise of Vancouver, Daniel Francis
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11859361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781551523262
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11859361
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11859361
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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